15 Mar 2022

Ukraine Crisis Increases Supply Chain Cyber Risk

The current geopolitical climate and escalating crisis in Ukraine are amplifying concerns about the increased cyber threat to global supply chains that are already strained by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is perhaps the first time in history that the threat of cyber warfare is potentially just as devastating as the

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15 Mar 2022

Russian APTs Furiously Phish Ukraine – Google

While Russia is fighting a physical war on the ground against Ukraine, advanced persistent threat (APT) groups affiliated with or backing Vladimir Putin’s government are ramping up phishing and other attacks against Ukrainian and European targets in cyberspace, Google is warning. Researchers from Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) have seen an

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15 Mar 2022

U.S. officials wonder: Where are Russia’s much-feared cyberattacks?

There’s a particularly unnerving scenario for a Russian cyberattack casting its shadow in the head of an American politician who oversees intelligence issues. Mark Warner leads the Senate intelligence committee, which gets him regular intelligence briefings and better-than-average access to U.S. state secrets. The Virginia Democrat has been voicing his

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07 Mar 2022

U.S. Treasury warns crypto firms on Russia cybersecurity threat – source

The U.S. Treasury Department has reached out to cryptocurrency companies about their cybersecurity controls amid concerns that Russia could wage retaliatory cyber attacks in response to Western sanctions, according to a person familiar with the situation. The United States and its allies have unleashed a slew of sanctions targeting Russia’s banks,

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04 Mar 2022

FCC looks into BGP vulnerabilities, in light of Russian hacking threat

The FCC is launching an inquiry into security issues surrounding the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), a widely used standard used to manage interconnectivity between large portions of the Internet. The move, announced Monday, was issued in response to “Russia’s escalating actions inside of Ukraine,” according to the commission’s notice of inquiry.

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02 Mar 2022

Russian cyber attacks against US banks increasing: sources

Russia appears to have officially declared cyberwar on the US, taking what’s been described as preliminary steps at crippling its banking system and possibly other major industries, The Post has learned. The Biden administration has been working with bank executives for months about preparing for cyberattacks as retaliation over US sanctions. The

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01 Mar 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis forces US energy rethink, stokes new cyber attack fears

In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a debate is being revived about the sources and diversity of U.S. energy – and whether the country’s infrastructure is sufficiently protected against cyberattacks. The fallout from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine has sparked a worldwide wave of condemnation,

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01 Mar 2022

U.S. banks prepare for cyber attacks after latest Russia sanctions

U.S. banks are preparing for retaliatory cyber attacks after Western nations slapped a raft of stringent sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine, cyber experts and executives said. Tensions between Russia and the West escalated on Saturday as the United States and its allies moved to block some Russian banks from the

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18 Feb 2022

Microsoft warns of emerging ‘ice phishing’ threat on blockchain, DeFi networks

Microsoft has warned of new threats impacting blockchain technologies and Web3 including “ice phishing” campaigns.  The blockchain, decentralized technologies, DeFi, smart contracts, the concept of a ‘metaverse’ and Web3 — the decentralized foundation built on top of cryptographic systems that underlay blockchain projects — all have the potential to produce

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22 Dec 2021

Can AI Virtual Assistants Help Close The Gaps In Cybersecurity?

In recent years, many leading companies have fallen victim to high-profile cyberattacks and data breaches. Cybercriminals and hackers around the world develop new methods and techniques to break into and compromise even the most advanced security systems and gain access to sensitive information. This has led to the exposure of

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